001-IMG_2361.jpg
Sleek racing row boats and traditional yakata picnic boats on upper right
002-IMG_2517.jpg
Being my first regatta, I was at first daunted by the rowing terminology for the different types of boats.
003-IMG_2379.jpg
Carrying back a single sculling boat
004-IMG_2380.jpg
The place was not as crowded as you would think.
005-IMG_2372.jpg
Rowing team from Nagahama
006-IMG_2405.jpg
Race course at the head of Seta River where it meets Lake Biwa. 1000-meter course with 6 lanes.
007-IMG_2465.jpg
Azaleas in full bloom along the lake edge
008-IMG_2387A.jpg
Four-man boat race. There were also foreign rowers from international schools.
009-IMG_2395.jpg
Cheering section for Nagahama
010-IMG_2397A.jpg
Four-man race with the cox at the stern
011-IMG_2406.jpg
Starting line. The man says "Yoi" (Ready) then "Go."「用意」、次いで「ゴー」
012-IMG_2409A.jpg
Four-man race starts with the cox at the front.
013-IMG_2411.jpg
Off they go
014-IMG_2417A.jpg
Close-up of rowers at Asahi Regatta
015-IMG_2432.jpg
Cheering section
016-IMG_2443.jpg
High school spectators near the finish line
017-IMG_2440.jpg
Kyoto University's cheering section for the 8-man raceComplete with cheerleaders.
018-IMG_2446.jpg
Eight-man race
019-IMG_2447A.jpg
020-IMG_2449.jpg
Kyoto Univ. comes in 3rd place
021-IMG_2451.jpg
022-IMG_2503A.jpg
Starting line staff
023-IMG_2508A.jpg
Starting line
024-IMG_2501.jpg
025-IMG_2493A.jpg
Two-man boat race
026-IMG_2496.jpg
Cheering/coaching from bicycle
027-IMG_2476.jpg
Cheering/coaching on foot
028-IMG_2454.jpg
029-IMG_2512.jpg
Awards ceremony
030-IMG_2510.jpg
Boat landing
031-IMG_2365A.jpg
Temporary boat landing
032-IMG_2519.jpg
Carrying the boat back
32 files on 1 page(s)